More properties hopping on green building bandwagon

Construction of energy-efficient, healthy "green" buildings has become a rapidly-growing trend, with the numbers of commercial and high-rise residential building space certified under national green building standards increasing from 8 million square feet in 2000 to 149 million square feet today. Buildings qualify through efforts such as using recycled materials, improving ventilation and using fewer toxic paints and adhesives.

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